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can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> united states, canada, and russia stake their claim. we find out how much is up for grabs. no one wants to be left out. >> within the next 20 years, there will be no ice here, which means this could become an extremely his busy shipping lane. >> welcome to gmt. i am jonathan charles. why is a larry summers stepping down? president obama's most senior economic adviser will go weeks until the election. another blow for the american president. the ban on openly gay men and women in the u.s. military stays in place. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and night will soon be falling in parts of the arctic. the latest battleground in the fight to exploit the world resources. politicians are meeting in moscow to discuss this. canada, the united states, russia, and some scandinavian countries are trying to assert their rights. in a moment, we'll hear the view from canada and norway. >> a record-breaking voyage by russian ships this summer through the shrinking size of the arctic sea. shrinking -- ice of the arctic sea. a new, fast
deposits of oil and gas. both russia and canada say is theirs. a large part that has been under discussion. >> global climate change is transforming the arctic. the polar ice caps shrinking as temperatures rise. already, energy companies are moving in, sensing a massive opportunity as the area opens up for commercial exploitation. it is thought the arctic region may contain vast reserves of oil and gas. that is leading to the growing competition between the countries which surround it. today, the foreign ministers of russia and canada discussed their competing claims to take control of a large part of the arctic, including the north pole. their claims will eventually be judged by international experts. >> both russia and canada respect the united nations as well as the united nations convention on the law of the seas, and we will submit our data, and we are confident that our case will prevail, backed by scientific evidence. >> but the russians are already concerned that nato military forces could be sent to the arctic to protect western interests. >> we do not see, frankly speaking, any b
. we are miles off of the western shore of canada's hudson bay, an area very inaccessible. there are no roads, but there are people who live along that shore. an enormous barge is carrying construction materials. it is the only way of getting that equipment there as part of a vital supply line. the conditions were fine, but this journey may not have been possible. as the earth warms up and polar ice melts, shipping lanes are becoming accessible for a longer in the year and for bigger vessels. that could mean the north west -- for longer in the year and for bigger vessels. this means the northwest could become an important shipping route, which could be streamy valuable. -- could be extremely valuable. the military health and exercise in arctic waters, a show of strength, and the government has committed to investing more in ships to patrol the area. other countries' dispute what canada is saying. they say the northwest passage should be free to shipping. there are some disagreements. it has a sense of the gold rush about it. remote areas like this are coming under scrutiny
of the commonwealth games canada. he said there are a number of issues to be addressed. >> we have to be assured by our staff we are not compromising the safety or adequacy of the accommodations for our team. we are monitoring that on a day- by-day basis. we have delayed the initial departure of the first members of our team. we are pleased with the some progress our staff has made in delhi in terms of overseeing the preparation of the apartments, but this remains a day to day process. we are being diligent in monitoring what is happening there. >> what improvements are being made on the ground? >> our staff reported that today a number of units have been brought up to standard , so we do have some rooms that will be available. we are optimistic progress is being made, but is incomprehensible the officials despite months of warning have been so indifferent for the need of the effectiveness in terms of preparing these facilities. this seems to border on the intransitive. we will not put our athletes in anything less than proper circumstances, despite the fact that the commonwealth games are a can
, a breeding ground for mosquitoes and disease. some of the countries like new zealand, scotland, canada, say that they would like the teams to be moved into hotels if things are not clean up in time. a massive embarrassment for the organizers. >> still to come, why has an infestation of bedbugs cause mayhem in manhattan? could belgium ceased to exist as a country? some of them have been asking that after inconclusive elections last june and they have been without a government for over 100 days. there are politicians who think it might be better to split belgium into two. >> the schools are open but belgium has been without a government for 100 days. the main political parties are split between the flemish speaking majority in the french speaking minority. the status of brussels in the flemish speaking part of the country is a point of contention. at some point they will have to make a deal, but it is likely to take some time yet. >> i am optimistic, that is immoral to the in belgium. >> politicians continue to argue that there is a caretaker administration in place in it seems to be to reach
, he is still free pending an appeal. the cleanup is underway in canada where hurricane igor has brought flooding to some areas that are 20 centimeters of rain in a few hours. a tropical storm warning was lifted on wednesday and igor was downgraded to a post-tropical storm. the sense of crisis surrounding the commonwealth games seems to be deepening, despite official reassurances. the president has requested a meeting. five national teams have complained about the accommodations in delhi. the scottish party has delayed its arrival. >> images of games to remember, it may have to be canceled. 11 days ago and teams have not even figured out how to agree to compete. the cleanup operation is under way following the collapse of a foot bridge along the main stadium. the tarnished reputation of the game will be harder to repair. lurking from one problem to the not -- to the other. >> we will see to it that commonwealth games are conducted according to international standards as we have come to participate in these games. quite happy about these emissions. >> the scottish games have alrea
, in canada. most of them also received government subsidies. in response to airbus, boeing is taking a tough line. it says contact of the government level as possible. otherwise, the time for debate is over. >> the markets will get into those shortly. good news for the british economy. the unemployment rate in britain has fallen slightly by 0.1% did in the three months to july, a jump of 286,000 gaining work. one story today for the markets is japan intervening in the foreign-exchange market. of course, the exporters are really liking that. honda, sony, and cannon are up. all eyes are on u.s. production numbers out later today. that's it. >> thank you. tony hayward, the former chief executive of bp, will face questions about the gulf of mexico oil spill. it is trying to find out whether safety rules need to be changed. our business correspondent. >> explosion on the deep water horizon oil rig killed 11 men and caused the worst oil spill in american history. tony hayward gave u.s. lawmakers an opportunity to express their anger. since the congressional hearing, bp has given its own detailed e
aircraft that would have gone between britain and the states and britain and canada, thereby hitting three countries. it's a very confusing and contradictory story. on the one hand, this appears to be very serious plot to hit three countries simultaneously. we have a mumbai-style raid. attacking buildings in cities simultaneously and spraying gunfire as civilians. there were hostages who were murdered. they killed nearly to wonder people in 48 hours. they got the headlines that they craved -- they killed 200 people in 48 hours. this has moved from one is caught aspirational -- this has moved from one that is called aspirational. i do not think the authorities in there and the states or over your wanted the details of this to get out. it was leaked to the u.s. media somehow. people always say that it was a deliberate leak. i do not think it was. i do not think they have tourr in of criminal evidence arrest anybody. >> thank you india has launched a biometric id scheme. it will put more than 1 billion citizens on a database. it is hoping the database will give an accurate picture of indian s
that harvests -- bad harvests in russia and canada. the traders panicked. this creates a situation that is quite irrational. it is detached from the fundamentals of supply and demand. it does impact food importing countries. >> it is not irrational from the point of view of those who want to make big profits. are you saying that there are people around the world who are manipulating the market for their own ends? >> since 2005-2006, a large number of institutional investors, pension funds, hedge funds, have basically disrupted the normal function of the market in which the physical markets react to indications from the markets where futures are traded. the markets are falling signals that are impossible to read. >> your duty is to figure out how to change the rules that govern the game to ensure that the poorest people in the world get access to the food that you say is quite clearly out there. >> we need more transparency about the derivatives that are being exchanged, and the over- the-counter trading. we also need to have better information about stocks. for the moment, speculation is easy be
of carolina and storm warnings are in place as far north as canada. hurricanes are notoriously unpredictable. all they can do now is wait and hope. >> our bbc whether presenter gave us an update on where the hurricane is headed. >> yesterday we were talking about a massive category four, 145 miles per hour. since then it has been downgraded and there are signs that it is weakening further. hurricanes often start off across the west coast of africa and tend to spin towards the caribbean and the east coast of the united states. this is the one we are looking at. if you look at the front line picture, you concede that it has lost its eye, becoming much less organized as a hurricane, with the wind looking like it will get lighter. the guy of the store looks like it will stay out to sea, so the worst of the wind will be staying out to say -- out to sea as well. what are we looking at at the moment? currently packing winds of of 100 miles per hour or so, gusting up to 125 miles per hour, as well as a high wind shear environment. following hot on their heels, other areas leaving the west coast of a
migrants. there will be meeting in paris and attended by ministers from european countries, canada, and the u.s. -- not people in romania are voicing their outrage at the expulsion. this concerns some delays send back from france. >> he did not have the luxury of a horse and the fans, but for six years he had a steady income, gathering scrap metal on a hand-held court. the french police gave him a bleak choice -- leave or be expelled. now he is determined to return. many expelled from france come from villages like this one on the far western edge of romania. for years, france has represented a lifeline for the poorest of the poor, and that is not one they're willing to relinquish easily. the party has deep roots. many here cannot read or write, and some have no identity papers are proof that they own homes or land. one unexpected consequence of the deportations has been to send them into self-defense. >> france and other countries have to stop this type of action against an ethnic group of roma in europe. europe [unintelligible] as in the time before the holocaust. >> some left re
, immigration is a top of the agenda at a meeting of the european ministers in paris, canada and the u.s. also represented. now people in romania are voicing their anchor. -- anger. >> he did not have the luxury of a horse in france, but after six years he had a steady income, gathering scrap metal on a hand- held cards. the french police gave him a bleak choice, leave or be expelled. now he is determined to return. >> many of the roma are expelled from france and come from villages like this one on the far west edge of romania. for years, france has represented a lifeline for the poorest of the port, and that is not a life and they're willing to relinquish easily. >> party has deep roots. many people cannot read and write -- poverty has deep roots. people cannot read and write and have no proof of the land that they own. >> france and other countries have to stop this kind of action against ethnic groups of ramat in europe. -- rama in europe. rahm i have not experienced this kind of action in europe from the time of the holocaust. >> their patient, skilled in survival. when the wind blows ag
. and if it is september, it must be toronto, a hollywood a-lister heading to canada for the international film festival. >>> welcome to "bbc world news," broadcasting in the u.k. and around the world. the american pastor who drew international condemnation for planning to burn the car ran up on the anniversary of 9/11 has arrived in new york, where he is expected to meet the iman behind plans for a controversy a mosque near ground zero. pastor terry jones says it may still happen. >> the president was forced to spend a fair bit of a rare news conference making appeals for tolerance, saying that muslims were neighbors and friends. he can hardly not respond to the threats. the trouble is it looks like he is giving more publicity to a group that is on the fringe. pastor jones is the leader of a florida church with a congregation of about 50 people. he believes that islam is the work of the devil and he has turned to put 200 korans onto a bonfire, having the world dance to his tune. first, he said he would meet with the leaders of the ground zero mosque. now it appears that is not happening. >> we have not
. the relationship between the gunman and the doctor is still unknown. russia and canada have both insisted they should have control over a disputed underwater mountain range in the arctic ocean. possession of the area would allow the owner to exploit any mineral resources. following a meeting in moscow, russian's foreign minister said the countries agreed the u.n. should rule on the issue. the verbal gloves came off at an e.u. summit in brussels today. they belonged to the french president nicolas sarkozy and e.u. commissioner delima. the. >> for weeks, now, french police have been dismantling illegal camps of roma and expelling some of them from france. the european union has threatened to take legal action against france, saying it is targeting ethnic groups. it has led to a major row between paris and the european union. today, it overshadowed a meeting in brussels. nicolas sarkozy was involved in a blazing argument with the most senior european official. >> this is a situation i have thought europe would not have to witness again after the second world war. >> today, he described those
offended by president ahmadinejad's remarks. they were followed by all the european countries, canada, australia, new zealand and a tiny coastal regions as well. some 33 delegations in all left the chamber. these walkouts are not entirely new. they're becoming something of a routine when president ahmadinejad speaks. what annoyed the american so much was this preference to the possibly carrying out the 9/11 attacks themselves. and ahmadinejad referred to israel as the "entity that was saved" as a result. that was the trigger, i think. >> president ahmadinejad's comments have been seen in the local press. why is he bringing this to the international stage now, do you think? >> i think he is pretty consistent. i think he actually believes what he is saying. it may seem strange to many people, certainly, in the western world, but mr. ahmadinejad has used both his speeches here at the un to set out his world view and it is one in stark contrast to those in the western capital. he believes that capitalism is collapsing. he believes that the current world order needs to be swept away, that
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